University College Dublin logo
ALL PROFILES
Assoc Professor Tony Veale

Assoc Professor

Tony Veale

Associate Professor
School of Computer Science
01 716 2912
University College Dublin, School of Computer Science, Comp Science and Informatics Belfield Dublin 4

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests revolve around the creative use and comprehension of language, as exemplified by the following topics: Computational Creativity; Analogical Reasoning and Lexical Analogies; Metaphor and other forms of figurative language (such as irony, humor); Ontologies (in particular, Lexical Ontologies), their use and construction; Multilingual language resources WordNet and other large-scale lexical resources; Language-oriented educational computer games. I am a funded investigator in the SFI CSET "Next Generation Localization" and a member of the Centre for Next Generation Localization (CNGL) I was also funded by the Korean NRF's World-Class-University (WCU) programme to spend one semester a year at KAIST (the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), 2011-2014. I am the author of the monograph Exploding The Creativity Myth: The Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012). I have delivered courses on my research at the 2005 and 2007 ESSLLI summer schools: 2005: Computational treatments of Metaphor 2007: Enriched Lexical Ontologies and at the 2011 Autumn School in Computational Creativity in Helsinki, Finland. Slides for these courses are available from Afflatus.UCD.ie